no  sound from CD/DVd rom drives when CD music installed

Posted on 2007-08-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
after being advised byEE on installing my Multimedia driver.Sound was available from pc.but no sound played from my cd drivers.only a horrible noise,These were ok .prior to my having to re install XP pro.Thats when all problems started.I uninstalled the drivers from device manager then re booted xp.the new hardware/drivers were seen and installed ok.yet now sound still of the cd/rom drives, Before I open the PC case it poss the IDE connections have worked loose.? .the cd/drives are ok thanks.
Question by:wulfstan
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    If you are trying to play a music CD what you might want to check an see is if you have a cable running from your sound card to your CD ROM or DVD rom drive. This is a thin gray cable that has a flat connector with 4 pins. You should see this connector on the back of your Optical drive (CD or DVD drive)

    Hope this helps
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    by:Will Szymkowski
    The 4 pin connector should be located right beside the jumpers on the back of your optical drive.

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